Summary: I agree with the other reviewer. Seems like a great price but it will cost you more in the long run. We have had 5 of these N8800's and we finally got fed up with the raid arrays continualy going into a crashed state. Then after several days of working with support they often can get it back up and running, but we have lost thousands of dollars in time and data on these products and can't trust them at all.
Summary: We were dumb enough to buy one of these things for for the storage of a small amount of production data. If you want a piece of equipment that does the following, buy this box..... - Goes read only on a random basis, with no event log, no SNMP trap, no error notification e-mail, NO INFORMATION WHATSOEVER! - According to Thecus support, one should never run this device at more than 60-70 of capacity or it will do things like the above. That's not in the literature.
Summary: Comments about Thecus Technology Corp. N8800 Network Storage Server: I use these all the time as NAS storage for media servers. Easy to setup. Hitachi 5K3000's and 7K3000's work great on this.
Pros: Durable, Fast Connectivity, Reliable, Versatile
Summary: Wir nutzen die N8800 PRO mit 8x WD Raptor (300 GB, 10k UMIN) im RAID 10 als iSCSI Device an 2 ESX Servern über 2 GBit Trunk angebunden als DB Server und sind vollstens zufrieden. Für den Preis ist das wirklich unschlagbar. Pro: - schnell - einfache einrichtung - gute Status und Infoanzeigen, auch eMail - ADS Support - iSCSI - viele Platten werden supported (eben auch die WD Raptor reihe) - Redundant Contra: - Auslieferungsfirmware war nicht so wirklich der Hit